Digital and retro photography crossover

While we were down in Apollo Bay last week, I didn’t bother taking any of my film cameras, instead taking my old Fuji digitsl SLR and my little Canon iXus – the Fuji is bit heavy to carry around all the time, so I often just take the little iXus with me as lightweight alternative.

What was noticeable though was that despite only a very slight experimentation with film cameras the week before I felt I was more disciplined in composing the shot rather than simply relying on editing tools to fix things up afterwards.

There’s clearly a role for both but I found it interesting that only after 20 minutes playing with film cameras I’d started to sharpen my technique and be more considered about composition …


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